Officials in Delaware County are dropping their fight against a proposed 10,000-hog farm after threats of legal action since a state agency has approved the project.
The Delaware County Commissioners had put a hold on building permits for the farm in the northern part of the county.
The (Muncie) Star Press reported the Indiana Department of Environmental Management recently approved plans for the confined animal feeding operation. That’s despite concerns from residents over possible well water pollution and the farm field application of manure produced in the site’s four barns.
Project opponent Perry Evans told county commissioners Monday he was disappointed with their decision. He said one of the barns will be 1,000 feet from his front door and that the project will change his life.